“ Brand: Avent / Type: Storage Bags & Containers „
I didn't breast feed my daughter. I used these purely for food storage so I am reviewing them purely from the baby food containers perspective and hopefully someone will come along and let you know what the breast milk perspective is like.
I knew I would start to make my daughter little meals but knew I wouldn't be able to cook fresh everyday but thought it would be a good idea to make batches big enough to have a few days worth of food and store it for later on. I saw the Avent Via food containers in Boots for £7.50 for a box of ten 6oz containers. Inside the box were the ten containers which were sterile packed which is for the breast milk use. You can apparently use the cups four times and sterilse them four times but no more. This is according to Avent. I am not sure why but this didn't apply to storing baby food in them, only breast milk. With the ten containers, are ten lids and 2 adapters for use with breast milk. Having never breast fed, I am not totally sure how to use those or what they were for and didn't bother to read as it didn't concern me.
The containers are a frosted clear colour with Avent written on them in raised writing. They have blue screw on lids. You can also write on the front of the containers so that you know when you have put food in them and how long you have had the food. As long as you don't use permanent marker, it comes off fairly easily.
When I started weaning my daughter, she was around 5 and a half months. And she started off with apple puree from the Hipp baby food range but I found a baby receipe book which I started making pureed foods from and these little pots couldn't have come in more handy. You are able to microwave them, store them in the fridge, in the freezer as well as being able to stick them in the dishwasher (though I don't have one of those). They also have a measurement on the side, much the same as bottles though I think this is for the breast milk side of things.
I don't think these were expensive at all and they came in handy alot whilst my daughter was little. I still have a couple of containers now which I put grapes and banana slices in for my daughter when we go out and about as a little snack.
Definately recommended and another great product by Avent.
I was one of those mothers who couldn't breastfeed so this review is purely based on using them as food/ storage containers but I'm pretty sure the same applies for storing breast milk. I started weaning my son at about 4 months as he was a very hungry baby. I found myself cooking loads of purees from the baby recipe books and realised that I would need loads of freezeable / microwave containers. When my baby was born I bought one of those Avent starter packs that had a couple of these food containers included. As such I started using these containers to store my purees in. They were ideal, they could be put in the freezer, the microwave and the dishwasher and they still maintained their shape unlike other tuppawares. Also, they have a measurement scale on them too (I guess so as you know the amount of breast milk stored). As my son got older and ate more food I realised that the pot was the ideal size for the amount he would eat. I like to cook in bulk and freeze and as such my 3 shelf freezer has one large shelf dedicated to these containers full of baby food. They are great for storing raisins, grapes and snacks too! I would say they can be a bit pricey but they are worth it and it's worth checking ebay and keeping an eye out for offers!
The ideal way to store, transport and feed expressed breastmilk or babyfood.